Hollywood Joseph is at it again – tourist for the day at the world premier of The Avengers. Take it away Joe…
Who can resist a movie premier as big as The Avengers? I’ve been a follower of the comic books since middle school—imagining how cool it would be to a superhero, which is secretly every guy’s dream!
Being a huge fan, I decided to act like a tourist that day and headed down Hollywood Boulevard to the historic El Capitan Theatre.
Did I mention I was standing in line at 9am? (Lots of coffee was consumed that morning!)
It was overcast all day and the crowd was lamenting that the cast might not show up if it rained.
While waiting, we were entertained by some fans dressed up as superheroes and watched as a TV film crew interviewed them.
Seeing the Captain America wannabe posing for the camera made me really glad that I already have the best job in the world, working at the Hollywood Wax Museum!
Luckily the storm never came and the stars started arriving ‘round 6pm – it was about time!
First the S.H.I.E.L.D. vehicles featured in the movie made their way down the road, but I think the fans were more interested in the stars.
Robert Downey, Jr.—who plays Tony Stark—drove by in his character’s $9 million 2012 Stark Industries Super Car.
Yes, I said million. Totally sweet ride (Santa, that’s what I want next Christmas)!
Supervillian Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston, made his appearance and was definitely a crowd pleaser.
He stopped and signed autographs and even posed with me. I hate to admit it, but supervillians can be cool in person!
My favorite sighting was the Marvel Comics creator and legend, Stan Lee. What a genius! He even signed one of my comic books…wow!!
The red carpet was packed full of stars, including Stellan Skarsgard (Professor Erik Selvig) and Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury).
Wonder if Sam L. noticed the sign behind him asking for Thor?!
Meeting Jeremy Renner was great – he told me that during filming of the The Bourne Legacy in the Philippines he learned to speak Tagalog.
How cool is that? Guess starring in the new Avengers is not enough for him!
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